Sexual Assault Defence Lawyers in Sydney

We’re your sexual assault defence lawyers

Sexual assault refers to a situation where a person is coerced with force or otherwise participates in a sexual act(s) either without their consent or without having the capacity to consent. Regardless of the type of sexual activity, if the person does not consent, it constitutes sexual assault. Sexual assault is a very serious charge with a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment in NSW. In some cases, sexual assaults attract even higher maximum penalties, for example, where the victim is a child.

If you’re facing a charge of sexual assault, you need our experienced sexual assault lawyers in Sydney on your side. We’ll carefully assess all aspects of your case and provide expert legal advice on your options.

For a plea of not guilty, we’ll advise you of the likelihood of successfully defending the charge and assist you in developing strategies to defend the charges on your behalf. For a guilty plea, we’ll work to obtain the most favourable outcome for you, which may involve negotiating a lesser charge or ensuring a greater discount on your sentence.

With extensive results-driven experience in criminal law, you can be confident that our professional team of lawyers and advocates will provide expert representation on your behalf. Contact us to discuss your case today.

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Why you should contact us for sexual assault defence

Experience Sydney Lawyers
We are highly experienced lawyers and advocates
Being charged with a sexual assault can leave you anxious, stressed and unaware of where to turn. We have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process from start to finish. We ensure that you are aware of what is happening in your matter. As lawyers who are also highly skilled and experienced advocates, we are your voice whether it be in or out of court. We pride ourselves on our ability to present your case to advance your interests in the pursuit of the best possible outcome.
Australian Lawyers - Sydney
We are reputable and respected
Our lawyers are respected amongst Judges, Magistrates, as well as our opponents and we, are renowned for our abilities not only as experienced sexual assault lawyers and advocates but also for our abilities to obtain excellent results for our clients.
Australian Lawyers & Advocates - Sydney
We are approachable and accessible
We understand that your time is valuable. We offer flexible appointments, and we can make convenient arrangements to discuss your case either in person or by phone/video. We appear in matters all over Australia giving you access to the highest quality legal representation no matter where you are.

What our clients are saying

I would like to acknowledge my sincere gratitude to Mr Jack Leitner. I was represented by another firm in Parramatta Local Court. My previous representatives’ preparation for my case was atrocious. I changed my representation. Within minutes of our first phone call, I knew this man knew his stuff. His preparation, professionalism, research, calming influence, everything, was incredible.
I owe everything to Jack, he has changed my life. You are a legend.


‘Daniel is a great solicitor. I’ve used his service twice now and he really turns up for you.”


‘I can highly recommend Daniel and the team from Australian Lawyers and Advocates. My matter was looked after by Daniel directly and the level of expertise and knowledge provided by Daniel was not only outstanding but kept me at ease throughout the entire process of my case. The guidance provided by Daniel and the team lead to a positive outcome on my behalf. Thank you.”


I would like to recommend Jack Leitner. I want to extend my appreciation for all your efforts during this long and difficult path. Your availability, follow-up, and especially the attentive and prompt replies have been invaluable. Dealing with the law and lawsuits is not easy for the “common” man. The incarceration of my partner during the course of this legal nightmare was devastating and certainly increased my level of stress while having to deal with this matter at the same time. Please know that your kindness and concern has made a difference. Thank you for helping me through this difficult trial. I am so grateful to you for representing my partner in court, and for being a powerful advocate for my partner throughout these difficult times. Thank you so much for your passionate, thoughtful, and brilliant work. To say I am pleased would be a great understatement. Again thank you so much for everything you and your firm has done for me. I really cannot tell you how much it all means to me.

Scott P.


What is the penalty for sexual assault in Australia? open accordron item

In Australia, each state and territory has its own legislation for sexual offences. The maximum penalty for sexual assault in NSW is 14 years imprisonment, with a standard non-parole period of  7 years.

How do you defend against an accusation of sexual assault? open accordron item

If you’ve been accused of sexual assault, the first task is to engage an experienced sexual assault defence lawyer to assist with your defence. Your lawyer will advise on the most appropriate course of action, which will ultimately depend on the unique circumstances of your case.

What is the average sentence for sexual assault in Australia? open accordron item

The average prison term for sexual assault in Australia is four and a half years.

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